Back to School –Backpack Essentials

September 07, 2017


If you had a chance to look at our previous #backtoschool blog post, (click here to read if you missed it) we talked about how to master your first day back at school. The first day back can be chaotic and we outlined the steps we believe set you up for success.  As we continue to count down the days of summers end and fall’s arrival, we want ensure our followers are fully prepared for school all year round. Although schedules will continue to change, notebooks will begin to fill up with writing and new supplies will be bought, one thing should always stay the same: the essentials in your backpack. Here's a list of items we think you should carry year round: 


1. Backpack

Although this seems obvious, to get through your days at school, you need a backpack! The traditional, two –strap backpacks are best because they are better for your back, shoulders and neck. Your bag can get really heavy and having two straps distributes the weight better than a side bag.

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2. Reusable Water Bottle

A reusable water bottle is great to have on hand all the times. It helps keep you hydrated throughout the day. We believe your water bottle should be your BFF. By staying hydrated, you will have increased energy, improved skin complexion and will help you stay alert during your classes. Check out the Corkcicle from Things Remembered! It will keep your water cool throughout your day at school. 



3. Planner

Your agenda –whether it’s something that was provided to you by your school or something you purchased, keep this with you! Whether you are in elementary or university, students all have one thing in common and that’s a chaotic schedule. A quality planner helps you keep track of everything you need to do whether academic or personal. Whether you are looking for something big or small, Coles has a great selection. Here's our favourite: 


4. Writing Utensils

You don't need to carry a ton of pens or pencils, however no matter what your preference is, it's always a great idea to have a few on hand. You never know when that pop quiz is going to come up! If you need some additional inspiration, check out these pen kits from Coles, they will lift your spirits for sure! 




5. Headphones

Headphones are great. Whether you are plugged in before an exam or working on some homework, music can be an awesome tool to help focus or purposefully zone out. We love the Headrush Headphones from the Source. They have a great selection of colours and won't take up too much space in your bag! 



What do you keep in your backpack? Did we miss any essentials! Let us know by hashtagging #mbmbacktoschool 



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